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Recent Corrections

  • May 26, 2021

    This news release incorrectly stated the estimates of Norwegian nationals still detained in Northeast Syria as 37, when the correct estimate is at least 8. The news release also incorrectly stated the number of Finnish nationals repatriated from Northeast Syria as 8, whereas the correct number is 10.

  • April 20, 2021

    This dispatch was amended to correct the spelling of Philando Castile

  • April 20, 2021

    This commentary has been amended to reflect the conditions under which a person found guilty  for "unlawful" protesting can face prison time.

  • April 19, 2021

    This report has been updated to remove Belgium from the list of parliaments that have reached a determination that the crime of genocide has been committed in Xinjiang. The parliament of Belgium has not yet made a determination of genocide, but will have its first parliamentary hearing on the matter on May 4, 2021.

  • March 31, 2021

    This press release was corrected to accurately reflect Bazarov's participation in events leading up to the assault on him.

  • March 16, 2021

    This dispatch incorrectly stated the number of pregnant women and girls who have tested positive to Covid-19 at the Port Moresby General Hospital as 40%, when it is about 40% of those who are being tested.

  • March 16, 2021

    On March 17, the speaker of Turkey’s parliament stripped Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu of his parliamentary seat by reading out the notification of his conviction for a social media posting at the general assembly of the parliament. Gergerlioğlu has stated that he will not leave the parliament building until  the Constitutional Court issues a decision on his case.

  • March 10, 2021

    Clarification: The quote attributed to UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Gillian Triggs in a November 2020 UNHCR news release was an appeal to all states, and should not be construed as an appeal to any particular country.

  • March 9, 2021

    Correction 3/10/2021: This news release was updated to reflect that the online vaccine registration systems can also accept foreign nationals with passport numbers or a refugee document number. The registration website is inaccessible outside Egypt. Human Rights Watch confirmed the information with two Cairo residents.

  • March 5, 2021

    The report incorrectly stated that the US has expelled "more than 400,000 migrants" since March 2020. It was corrected to clarify that the US has expelled migrants "more than 400,000 times" since March 2020, meaning that the number of individual migrants expelled may be greater than 400,000.